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Key Votes

Karen Bass' Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Karen Bass
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 37, Democratic
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 37
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Female
Family: Divorced; 1 Child: Emilia
Birth Date: 10/03/1953
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
Home City: Los Angeles, CA
Religion: Christian

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 521 Authorizes Judicial Discretion in Awarding Legal Fees in Patent Lawsuits Amendment Rejected - House
(199 - 213)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 H Amdt 524 Limits Covered Customers to Businesses With Less Than $25 Million in Revenue Amendment Rejected - House
(144 - 266)
Yea
Dec. 5, 2013 HR 3309 Innovation Act Bill Passed - House
(325 - 91)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2013 HR 1105 Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 159)
Nay
Oct. 30, 2013 HR 992 Swaps Regulatory Improvement Act Bill Passed - House
(292 - 122)
Nay
Oct. 29, 2013 HR 2374 Retail Investor Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(254 - 166)
Nay
July 25, 2013 HR 2218 Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(265 - 155)
Nay
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 67 Requires a Finding be Added Concerning Oil Sand Crudes Amendment Rejected - House
(146 - 269)
Yea
May 22, 2013 H Amdt 71 Repeals Requirement that Secretary of the Army Approve All Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Applications Amendment Rejected - House
(182 - 234)
Yea
May 8, 2013 HR 1406 Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013 Bill Passed - House
(223 - 204)
Nay
July 26, 2012 HR 4078 Red Tape Reduction and Small Business Job Creation Act Bill Passed - House
(245 - 172)
Nay
April 26, 2012 HR 3523 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act Bill Passed - House
(248 - 168)
Nay
April 19, 2012 HR 9 Income Tax Deduction for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(235 - 173)
Nay
Dec. 7, 2011 HR 10 Congressional Approval of Regulations Bill Passed - House
(241 - 184)
Nay
Dec. 2, 2011 HR 3010 Establishes Additional Requirements for Regulatory Agencies Bill Passed - House
(253 - 167)
Nay
Dec. 1, 2011 HR 527 Increases Requirements for Agencies that Promulgate Regulations Affecting Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(263 - 159)
Nay
Nov. 3, 2011 H Amdt 853 Requires Crowdfunding Intermediaries to Disclose Methods of Compensation to Investors Amendment Rejected - House
(189 - 234)
Yea
Nov. 3, 2011 HR 2930 Authorizes Crowdfunding for Small Businesses Bill Passed - House
(407 - 17)
Yea
June 23, 2011 HR 1249 Patent Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(304 - 117)
Yea
March 3, 2011 HR 4 Repeals the Form 1099 Provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - House
(314 - 112)
Nay

California Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 31, 2010 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 26, 2010 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(50 - 28)
Yea
Aug. 26, 2010 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(52 - 22)
Yea
Aug. 25, 2010 AB 2666 Establishing Public Database of Companies and Their Tax Credits in the State Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(48 - 26)
Yea
Aug. 25, 2010 SB 1391 Business Tax Incentive Amendments Bill Passed - House
(46 - 28)
Yea
July 1, 2010 SB 1121 Overtime Wages for Agricultural Workers Bill Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
June 2, 2010 AB 1825 Requiring Inclusion of Maternity Services in Health Coverage Bill Passed - House
(48 - 25)
Yea
June 2, 2010 AB 1998 Ban of Single-Use Carryout Bags in Certain Stores Bill Passed - House
(42 - 27)
Yea
June 2, 2010 AB 2470 Individual Health Plan Requirements Bill Passed - House
(46 - 27)
Yea
June 1, 2010 AB 1600 Requiring Insurers to Cover Mental Health Services Bill Passed - House
(50 - 27)
Yea
June 1, 2010 AB 1652 Ski Resort Safety Requirement Modifications Bill Passed - House
(44 - 30)
Yea
April 5, 2010 AB 1656 Requiring Fur Product Labeling Bill Passed - House
(59 - 11)
Did Not Vote
Sept. 12, 2009 SB 14 Renewable Energy Requirements Bill Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 2 Health Care Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 26)
Yea
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 524 Privacy Law Expansion Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(57 - 20)
Yea
Sept. 10, 2009 AB 98 Required Maternity Services Coverage Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(51 - 27)
Yea
Sept. 3, 2009 AB 119 Prohibiting Gender-Based Health Insurance Pricing Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 28)
Yea
June 1, 2009 AB 920 Solar Power Energy Credit Bill Passed - House
(51 - 26)
Yea
Dec. 18, 2008 ABx1 12 Extending Tax Withholding Requirements to Payments to Independent Contractors Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 19, 2008 SBx1 28 Tax Law Amendments Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 AB 1452 Suspending Carryback and Net Operating Loss Deductions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 21)
Yea
Sept. 16, 2008 AB 1781 2008-2009 Budget Conference Report Adopted - House
(61 - 11)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1860 Prohibiting Resale of Recalled Products Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(47 - 30)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 1945 Health Insurance Cancellation Restrictions Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(55 - 17)
Yea
Aug. 31, 2008 AB 2321 Metro Sales Tax Increase Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(49 - 25)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 1107 Drought-Related Unemployment Benefits Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(60 - 18)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 AB 2386 Agricultural Union Election Law Amendments Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(45 - 31)
Yea
Aug. 29, 2008 SB 840 California Universal Healthcare Agency Bill Passed - House
(44 - 32)
Yea
Aug. 28, 2008 AB 2765 Aerial Spraying Regulations Concurrence Vote Passed - House
(59 - 14)
Yea
Aug. 27, 2008 SB 1313 Perfluorochemical (PFC) Ban Bill Passed - House
(43 - 30)
Yea

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